Lecture: Incident at Devils Den, a true story by Terry Lovelace, Esq.
Bestselling author Terry Lovelace is a 64-year-old lawyer and former assistant attorney general. In 2012 a routine X-ray found an anomalous bit of metal the size of a fingernail with two tiny wires attached. What followed were horrific nightmares, spontaneous recall, and intrusive thoughts surrounding a 1977 camping trip with a friend to Devils Den State Park in Northern Arkansas. For fear of losing his job and good standing in the legal community, Terry kept this secret for 40 years. But the 2012 discovery of this object, one and one-half inches deep in his thigh, initiated a flood of nightmares he could not control.
Bio: Terry Lovelace served on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1973 to 1979. Trained as a medic and EMT, the bulk of his enlistment was spent as a first responder at the Emergency Room of Whiteman Air Force Base Hospital. After military service he completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, cum laude, from Park University. He earned a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan in 1996 and was admitted to the bar the same year. In addition to serving as a felony prosecutor, he was keenly interested in health care law. He’s a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and was certified as a health care risk manager. While an Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Territory of American Samoa, he was General Counsel for LBJ Tropical Medical Center. He finished his legal career as State’s Attorney for Vermont’s Board of Medical Practice. He retired in 2012 from the State of Vermont and lives in Dallas with his wife of 45 years.